Mark DeLaurier

Mark DeLaurier

Assistant Professor

COMMUNICATIONS STUDIES

UD 313 COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Phone: (605) 677-5476

Email: Mark.DeLaurier@usd.edu

Website: http://plus.google.com/112885946350153671788/about

Bio:

A native of Washington state. Enjoys exploring and communicating the environment, expanding understanding, and taking on injustice. On Twitter: @MarkDeLaurier


Teaching Interests:

I liken my role as a teacher to that of an interpreter. As an interpreter of subject matter, I provide students with a way of understanding the information, the spark to exchange ideas, and the ability to employ what they have learned in real-world settings. My teaching experience includes (1) argumentation, (2) leadership, (3) environmental communication, (4) public speaking, (5) critical rhetoric and popular culture, (6) media and stereotypes, (7) communication in global contexts, (8) communication in an information society, and (9) organizational training and consulting.


Research Interests:

My research is based in critical rhetoric, and I use it to critique communication about the environment. The goal of my research is to create opportunities for the inclusion of perspectives that are typically marginalized. I focus on two areas: analyzing how media represent environmental issues and looking at how environmental advocates can develop successful messages. My dissertation critiqued how the human-nature relationship is portrayed in newspaper coverage of global warming.


Education:

  • Ph D, Communication, Washington State University, 2012
  • MA, Communication, Washington State University, 2005
  • BA, English, Saint Martin's University, 2003

Grants:

  • University of South Dakota College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant. Grant Role: Principal. (2015 - 2015)
  • University of South Dakota College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, University of South Dakota. (2014)

Publications:

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  • DeLaurier, Mark. Locating Co-Presence in Media Messages About Global Warming. Environmental Communication, 2016.

Presentations:

  • DeLaurier, Mark. Innovating, Collaborating and Converging on the Transhumanist Agenda for Environmental Communication. Presented at the Western States Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA. (February 28, 2016)
  • DeLaurier, Mark. Reconciling Conservation and Development: The International Snow Leopard Trust. Presented at the Western States Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA. (February 28, 2016)
  • DeLaurier, Mark. The Time and Place for Courage: The Nature Conservancy's "Liquid Courage" Web site and the Distance and Temporal Aspects of the Human-Nature Relationship. Presented at the Conference on Communication and Environment, Boulder, CO. (June 13, 2015)
  • DeLaurier, Mark. Shifting the Spotlight: How "The Featured Creature" Web site Brings New Voices into Environmental Discourse. Presented at the Western States Communication Association Conference, Spokane, WA. (February 24, 2015)
  • DeLaurier, Mark. Environmental Communication and Rhetoric of Science: A Roundtable Discussion. Presented at the Western States Communication Association Conference, Spokane, WA. (February 22, 2015)
  • DeLaurier, Mark. Accounting for the Non-human in Categorizing Media Messages about the Environment. Presented at the Western States Communication Association Conference, Anaheim, CA. (February 16, 2014)